2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 1, 2012 2:39 PM by CaptainSpenny
Jimbob719 Level 1 (0 points)

I recently bought a second hand iPhone 4 with an issue. The LED flash is always on dimly even when the device is completely off. I have tried restoring and reseting to factory settings to no avail. I have seen other cases where squeezing the device makes the LED go off but nothing effects mine. It is over a year old and there are no Apple Stores nearby, is there anything I can do?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1
  • Tomo 2 Level 3 (555 points)

    Sounds like it is a hardware issue.  You could take it into some other computer shop, or send it to apple in the mail (Or just ignore the light, but I suppose it probably uses up you battery faster).

  • CaptainSpenny Level 1 (0 points)

    To temporarily fix the problem (sound crazy) but in this case violence is the only answer up until you take a trip to the good people at Apple. By that i mean give it a good tap on your knee or gently squeeze under the volume button, it's not the best way but hey it does get annoying and can fry the battery and overheat things, what is wrong is a common defect in many iPhone 4s which is the backplate inside the phone is not seated correctly which allows it to some how turn on the flashlight.


    Best bet is to take it into Apple or take off the back and re-seat the plate.


    Hope this works as it did for mine, if the problem persists then they will gladly help you out or even giove you a replacement since it is a hardware fault and nothing you did to make it happen.


    The service is alway phenominal, even when you have the smallest or biggest of problems they will always fix it with a great attitude and are happy to help.